September 8, 2006

All Aboard the Money Train!

Its election season, and as a result, we're seeing all sorts of political maneuvering. While this usually means more calls for gambling regulation, sometimes its a call for more gaming establishments. This particular idea sounds pretty darn cool: A train whose revenues would come from an onboard casino!

Independent gubernatorial candidate Barbara Merrill on Tuesday proposed a passenger train service between Portland and Montreal that would get part of its revenue from an onboard casino.

Merrill unveiled her plan for the "Maine to Montreal High Roller" at a news conference held on the back of a passenger train outside a renovated station in this midcoast city.

"It's time," she said, "to get Maine's economy off the branch line and onto the fast track" by completing a passenger rail link to Canada that can provide access to the rest of North America.

"Instead of being at the end of the line, Maine will be the connection between New York and Boston in the Northeast and Montreal and Toronto in Canada," Merrill said.

Read the whole story at Maine Today

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September 5, 2006

Trump-Tastic Boat Show in Atlantic City This Week


Well it looks like Mr Trump is throwing one hell of a boat show at his Atlantic City casino this weekend. If you happen to be in the city this weekend, and you can find your way to the Trump Marina Hotel Casino, you should be in for a pretty sweet view into some amazing boats.

Full story at Casino City Times

This September boating and gaming will meet like never before.

From September 7-10, 2006, Atlantic City and Trump Marina Hotel Casino will be the main stage for one of the country's premier boating events, the Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show. This show is the largest in the region and the second largest of its kind in the entire country. As the first major show of its kind for the fall season, the event provides a first glimpse at the latest boating innovations and newest models for 2007.

Trump Marina Hotel Casino

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August 31, 2006

August Wrap-Up

Well another month has gone by, and its time to look back at August on the Casino Snob.

In the casino entertainment world we took a closer look at Cirque du Soleil and their odd blend of wonder and performance. We also let folks in on the hilarious and amazing duo of Penn & Teller, and how they can catch them perform in Vegas

In the Casino and Gaming section, we took some time to check out Baccarat, that high-brow game thats so simple even a secret agent can play it while on duty. We also spent some time with the Ponies at Rockingham Park. We even "touched down" on the sports bet scene when you have the inkling to bet on the NFL.

Texas Hold'em Took some of our attention, as we looked at a bunch of books that promised to help you win at the tables. And while technically It was back in July, we can't help but mention our post on craps, mainly because we just love the game that much.

In the Cuisine area, we kicked off Casino Cocktail Friday in style. Thats one series we just KNOW we are going to enjoy posting on for ages to come :)

All the while, the news ever flows onward, we did our best to give you the highlights of the Casino world. A look back at the gulf coast a year after Katrina, the talk about the largest casino in the world, and of course the current debate of the legality of Online Gaming.

Yes-sir-ee its been a good month here at Casino Snob, and we're glad to have you here with us! We hope you enjoyed you're summer, and now we're looking forward to Fall, and to all the casino-y goodness that awaits us!

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August 29, 2006

A Year After Katrina, the Gulf Coast Casinos are Bouncing Back

Biloxi Revenues

Its been a year since Katrina ravaged the gulf coast. Sadly one of the many losses to the area was the Mississippi coast casinos, essentially large barges upon which casinos stood, because they were essentially forbidden to build on land itself.

Now a new bill has been passed that allows casinos to build on land, and the investments coming in are rehabilitating the area even faster than many had expected. Jobs for casino employees are rapant, and higher wages and benefits are being offered to try to retain folks in the booming markets.

Yes, from the darkness of the storm, it appears Biloxi, and the other Mississippi Casio scenes are coming back with a vengence. Way to go Mississippi, we're very glad to see you're bouncing back, and we're looking forward to checking out your new and more luxurious casinos!

Boomtown Casino Marketing Director Chett Harrison says business has doubled in part because, with fewer casinos open, they're getting a bigger share of the strong gambling market.

Gaming revenues on the Gulf Coast jumped 15 percent from June to July, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. And for several months now, the handful of casinos reopened in Biloxi have been pulling in 75 percent to 80 percent of the revenue that a dozen coastal casinos made before Katrina.

Read it all, and listen to the article at

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August 24, 2006

RockingSham Park -- Update


Well, the call has come in, our lucky friend has officially won $77. At least they finally figured that out. Now the question remains, will they mail a check, or force our nearly bursting pregnant friend to hoof it back to Rockingham Park to collect her prize.

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August 21, 2006

RockingSham Park


A few friends of ours here at the Casino Snob hold a yearly event called "Ponies and Bombs". The bombs portion is a leisurly boat ride on Canobie Lake in New Hampshire to watch the Canobie Lake Park fireworks. The Ponies portion is an afternoon at the ponies watching and betting on the races at Rockingham Park.

This year, with the advent of Casino Snob, yours truly decided that a proper review of the park was in order. I packed my camera, and my notebook, and headed off on what was bound to be an exciting adventure, and let me assure you friends, an adventure it was. The races, the beers, and the culmination of a 8+ months pregnant woman getting ripped off out of her winnings should make this a unique review to be sure.

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July 27, 2006

The Power of Gaming, in the Palm of your Hand


So your at the Venetian, your wife has told you that she absolutely MUST go see the shops, and you have no alternative but to go along with her. As you are being dragged from one shoe store to another, all you can think about is getting back to that gaming table and continuing your hot streak. But sadly there's nothing you can do.... until now!

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July 20, 2006

Myriad World Resorts Looking to make Missippi a Little More Fun

Domed Golf

It appears that the growth of casinos in Mississippi continues on, even after the Katrina disaster. Tthe best part is, people are thinking big. Not impressed yet? We've got two words for you... domed golfcourse.

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